How to Dress if You Are Short. A few simple dos and don'ts can give the illusion of extra inches.
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Wear tops whose details pull the eye down vertically; V-necks are a good choice.
Tuck shirts into pants to make your legs look longer, which will make you look taller.
Opt for clothes that fit close to your body. Bulky ones - like oversized jackets and tops - will draw the eyes out horizontally.
Try slim pants that closely follow your thighs and butt to make you look taller.
Wear vertical stripes - for instance, a pinstripe suit.
Don short skirts, avoiding skirts that cut slightly below the knee or at mid-calf.
Slip into higher-heeled shoes. Letting your cuffless pant legs drape over high shoes will provide an instant look of height.